Friday, July 3, 2015

A Spot of Shopping!


I had an appointment in the city yesterday, which basically meant one thing: shopping! I only had 1.5 hours free before my lunch date with hubby, then the return bus trip to pick up my son from school, but it's amazing what you can do in a limited amount of time if you rarely get into the city!

La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster free sample pack

First stop, the David Jones beauty counters. Specifically, the La Prairie section to ask if the Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster samples were in. YES THEY WERE! I think the lady remembered me, my email offer and my enthusiastic questions about the Skin Caviar range from last time (see Free Samples: You Beauty!). I was pleasantly surprised to find an Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream in the sample packet, too! I can't wait to try these two out. I'm already in love with the eye cream samples she gave me last time although the price tag can eat a bag of dicks (Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, $380 for 20ml).

I then went over and smelled the YSL Paris perfumes. Parisienne is one of my all-time favourite scents. I noticed a pink-coloured Paris (not Baby Doll, which I find sickly sweet) and the Sales Assistant said it was a Limited Edition release (Premieres Roses I later discovered thanks to the Google machine). She tried to sell it to me, but I took the sample she sprayed onto a pink ribbon instead!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation sample in Cool Bone

I then hit up Estee Lauder and enquired about the Double Wear foundation. I got colour-matched, and the Sales Assistant applied some along my jaw-line after removing some of my makeup. I internalised my psychological trauma and coped by asking 1637 questions about my undertones, because I'll be buggered if I can work out what they are! Apparently, I'm cool and neutral. Hey, you don't have to tell me I'm cool. lololol. She gave me a generous sample of Double Wear in Cool Bone to try out. Can't wait to see how it compares to my everyday foundation, Revlon Colorstay.

Various sparkly earrings from Lovisa

Hello Lovisa! When you enter a jewellery store, what do you make a beeline for? My eye goes straight to the earrings. And the '3 for $10' rack! I spent way too long perusing the shiny pieces, and finally decided upon six items, which would set me back only $20. Most of them had multiple earrings on them too, so I was pretty chuffed. 

Priceline haul: loving nude shades lately!

Priceline next, to redeem the '$10 off when you spend $50 or more in the Gawler Place store' email offer I had received. I'm completely shocked and amazed that I managed to resist getting the recent SkinCare Bag deal, like so shocked and amazed that I went ahead and spent $50 on this offer without a second thought. Hang on, aren't I supposed to be resisting these deals, because I don't need anything? Aah, stuff it. It only came to $40 after the offer anyway. Here's what I got:

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair Clair
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Honey Beige
Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel
Essence Blush Up! in Heat Wave
Essence Long-Lasting Lipstick in Oh So Matt!
Essence I <3 Trends Nail Polish in I'm So Fluffy

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28 comments:

  1. I have the honey beige lippie, it's a beautiful shade and let us know how that foundation turns out :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Oh cool! I haven't even swatched it yet, can't wait to try it on! I'm hoping the Double Wear is great! :)

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  2. Hahaha look at you go! How gorgeous are those Lovisa earrings! Love them!

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  3. Hey Di! Nice work *hi fives*. These all look supoib. I'm interested to see what the fluffy polish looks like! I bought a matte from the same release and it's a bit odd...kinda chalky? Hopefully fluffy will be nicer! Fun post as always :))

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    1. Hi Christina! Thanks for the heads up on the nail polish. I'm So Fluffy says 'for irresistable matt nails' on the bottle in tiny print, so it must be a matt one too. I'll see how I go with it! :)

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    1. Haha, thanks Vicki, it's my special skill! :)

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  5. Amazing to achieve all that in such a short space of time! I'm seriously impressed. I could spend hours looking at all the sparkly things in Lovisa and struggle to decide what I want! Enjoy your new things! Xx

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    1. Thanks! It was really hard to shop quickly in Lovisa actually! But I REALLY wanted to fit Priceline in, so I forced myself to hurry! xx

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  6. You got some great things! I'd probably have spent most of my time in Lovisa, haha! So many pretty shiny things....


    Away From The Blue

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    1. Yes, it was quite the challenge to drag myself out of Lovisa!

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  7. Some great products there, looks like you had a lovely time :)

    Nicole xo | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Vicariously living through your hauls!! Great score on those bulk earrings!

    Must . . . stay . . . strong . . . #NoBuyJuly15

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    1. Oh God I'd have no hope with No Buy July! Good Luck with it Beth!

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  9. haha wow!! you really utilised that time well :) I thought by appointment you meant a doctor's appointment... I use to reward myself with shopping after seeing the dentist... a self reward that helps me go to the dentist a little bit more often!

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    1. This was after a Dentist appointment Lily, but I still would have rewarded myself no matter what the appointment was for. LOL. Sounds like a great motivational plan you've got there, love it!

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  10. Gorgeous haul! I absolutely love the EL double wear, hopefully you do too x

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    1. The EL goes on smoother than my Revlon Colorstay, but I think the colour is a little dark for me. Might have to get colour-matched at another counter and see what shade they think I am! x

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  11. Yep I picked up some Lovisa 3 for $10 earrings as well :-)

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  12. Lovely purchases! I'll be interested to hear how you go with the La Prairie products.

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    1. In general, I adore La Prairie products. This Rapid Response Booster is really good, but my fave ones are the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift and the Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream - both give me amazing results, just a shame they are extremely expensive. I can't live off samples forever!

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